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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

TV Licensing Covert Surveillance

One of TV Licensing's not so secret detector vans has been captured on camera and uploaded on YouTube.

The white VW Transporter van, bearing the registration number CV09 FFP, was parked no more than 20 feet from the property it was presumably targeting. The occupier, evidently aware his property was under surveillance, approached the van with his camera rolling. The van fled the scene before pleasantries could be exchanged.

Unbeknown to TV Licensing we actually have previous footage of this van, and several others, in operation at a property on the London fringe. On those occasions the vans sat outside the target address for up to an hour, before leaving empty handed.

TV Licensing operate a collection of these rattly-sounding vehicles, bearing consecutive registration numbers of the form CV09 FF?. The people inside these vans love interacting with members of the public, so if you see one please be sure to give them a cheery hello and take some photos.

We're always impressed by the BBC's technology. They have these vans that they claim can detect a TV set within 20 seconds and can distinguished between two TVs either side of a party wall. It's a shame they didn't have equipment that good monitoring Jimmy Savile's Television Centre dressing room.

1 comment:

33_hertz said...

CV09 FFP "How's about that, then?"
Another good post sir!
It's also a shame that the fine folk at the BBC didn't shop Savile in the days when Jim'll F*** It was being aired.